World Travel Guide > Guides > Africa > Seychelles

Seychelles Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No


To enter Seychelles, a passport valid for the duration of your stay is required by nationals referred to in the chart above.


Seychelles is a visa-free country, meaning anyone is welcome to visit for tourism purposes without a visa. You will be allowed to stay for up to 30 days as long as you have an onward or return ticket, proof of sufficient funds and organised accommodation for the duration of your stay.



Passengers in transit must have tickets with reserved seats for their onward journey.

Sufficient Funds

All travellers should have proof of funds to cover their stay, which is considered to be at least US$150 per day.

Extension of stay

You can extend your visitor's permit for a period of up to three months from the date of issue and for successive periods not exceeding three months at a time to a maximum period of 12 months. There is a fee of Rs5,000 for each three-month extension (the first three months are free). You must apply at the Department of Immigration at least a week before your current permit expires.

Entry with children

Single parents are sometimes asked for documentation proving their parental responsibility.

Entry with pets

If you are coming to Seychelles as a visitor for less than six months, bringing your pet is not an option as animals can only be imported for a minimum period of six months. If you are planning on staying longer, you must obtain an import permit. Your animal requires a current rabies vaccination certificate and a veterinary health certificate. Depending on your country of origin, your pet will also need to undergo a period of quarantine of two weeks to six months.

Please note that you cannot import any bird species into Seychelles.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

British High Commission in Seychelles

Telephone: +248 428 3666
Address: , 3rd Floor, Oliaji Trade Centre Francis Rachel Street, Mahé, ,
Opening times:

Consulate of Seychelles in the UK

Telephone: +44 20 7730 2046.
Address: , 132 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SA,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0830-1630 hours.

Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles in the USA

Telephone: +1 212 972 1785
Address: , Suite 1107, 11th Floor, 685 Third Avenue, New York, 10017,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1300 & 1400-1700 hours.

A digital image at

Book a Hotel